Richard Drax

Conservative MP for South Dorset

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Richard Drax’s voting in Parliament

Richard Drax is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Richard Drax sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Richard Drax has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Support for British Farming — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] 23 Nov 2022

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Gary, and to follow the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael), and all hon. Members, in particular my hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Simon Jupp), whom I thank for securing the debate. It is also a pleasure to see the Minister in his place. I have been promoting him since I got here in 2010; I have been...
  • Support for British Farming — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] 23 Nov 2022

    My hon. Friend has taken the words out of my mouth. In the dying moments of my speech, I will talk briefly about badgers and beavers, since I am slightly concerned about their presence in small Dorset rivers. What we all want, and the public demand, is cheap food. If we as farmers are to produce cheap food, we need help—not to grow trees and all the other green things, although I totally...
  • Support for British Farming — [Sir Gary Streeter in the Chair] 23 Nov 2022

    It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir Gary, and to follow the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr Carmichael), and all hon. Members, in particular my hon. Friend the Member for East Devon (Simon Jupp), whom I thank for securing the debate. It is also a pleasure to see the Minister in his place. I have been promoting him since I got here in 2010; I have been...

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Conservative MP for South Dorset

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Richard Drax campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • General Practitioners
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Arrest Warrants
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Woodlands in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015)
A residential property in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Two retail commercial properties in Dorset: (i) and (ii). (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
From 8 April 2019, agricultural land in Yorkshire: (i) and, from 23 April 2021, (ii). (Registered 11 December 2020; updated 23 April 2021)
From 27 January 2022 (date of transferral), a business property in Barbados: (i) and (ii). (Registered 11 December 2020; updated 10 February 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Morden Estates Company Ltd; property management company (see category 8 below).
ACF Co Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Abbots Court Farm (Charborough). (Updated 11 December 2020)
AMF Holdings Limited; holding company for family businesses. This company owns Anderson Manor Farm. (Registered 05 June 2020; updated 11 December 2020)
8. Miscellaneous
Beneficiary of a family trust which owns residential property, agricultural land, woodlands and commercial property in Dorset. There are a significant number of properties in each category and some are in joint ownerships with family members and other trusts. They form part of the wider family property businesses known locally as the Charborough Estate. The trust also owns commercial property in Surrey. (Updated 05 June 2015 and 11 December 2020)
Director of Morden Estates Company Limited (unpaid after 5 April 2021), The Estate Office, Charborough Park, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 7EN; property company that manages a number of family-owned properties which form part of the Charborough Estate. (Registered 21 April 2021)

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